Un Aperitivo al Canale

Another volunteer whom Max and I got to know at the preparation seminar and who’s working in Grenoble, France, stayed at his place this weekend. Since we wanted her to have a nice time and experience some genuine Italian things, we decided we’d go drink an aperitif with her in Milan’s canal area, called Navigli….

My First Visit to The Expo!

The Swiss School gave me a one day ticket for the Expo, so I spent last Sunday there, exploring as much as I could! Basically, it’s really just a vast food concourse in aesthetically outstanding surroundings, trying to disguise itself as an exhibition dedicated to genuine cultural representations and raising environmental awareness. Of course, the business…

One Café a Week | No. 2

Yesterday, Max and I went to a place called Moodbar, located on a parallel street of Corso Buenos Aires, Milan’s famous shopping avenue. I loved it! They had created a little shack outside with old pallets and other kinds of re-used wood. You wouldn’t believe how much flair and coziness that little space had due to the…

Panzerotti, an Italian Snack

I know, food is such a huge topic on my blog, it’s slowly getting embarrassing. But Italians place so much value on food and their food is so amazing! So yesterday, I had a Panzerotto at the cutest snack place called “Come una volta” (translates to “like once”). Panzerotti are big deep-fried turnovers filled with things like Mozzarella…

Milano Centrale

On my way to Max’s apartment yesterday, I came by Centrale, Milan’s central train station. From a greater distance, the building seems to be beautiful and, as Max put it, “that is what a central station should look like” – big, majestic and impressive. But once I came closer, it made me feel extraordinarily uneasy.

The World Is so so Small

Nina Heisenberg is the very kind and lovely teacher of the second grade at the Swiss School. We get along very well, even to the level that we started having typical women gossip conversations. Also, Werner Heisenberg happens to be her great uncle. Yes, I don’t mind repeating that. Werner Heisenberg, famous physicist and noble…

Pedestrian Life

As I expected, pedestrian lights in Italy are generally a street decoration and waste of money. I have not seen one Italian yet who did not cross the street deliberately as soon as there was a chance to do so.

VOGUE Fashion’s Night Out

Today is VOGUE Fashion’s Night Out because tomorrow, Milan Fashion Week 2015 starts. From my apartment, it’s a mere 10 minute walk to Milan’s high fashion area, and of course, I couldn’t just miss out on this event! I’ve been feeling underdressed very often in this city, so I decided I’d put some more effort into my…

Eva’s Pieces of Art | The Green Dragon

Eva’s apartment is full of fascinating pieces of art and the stories behind them are even more interesting. The way these things came into her possession often make me think of the novel “The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared” – coincidence and world history. So here we go…

Find Happiness in the Small Things

I did today! Because I finally found the muesli in my favorite supermarket! This was probably my fifth visit and each time, I’ve spent minutes running around like a headless chicken going WHERE IS MY FRIGGIN’ MUESLI? before I resigned again (and noooo, asking someone was not an option, or do I look like I’m already fluent…